Aregbesola Leads OYES Cadets on Endurance Trek
Aregbesola observed this while addressing the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) shortly after am endurance trek and road show as part of the comprehensive training programmes for the newly-recruited volunteers.
Aregbesola, who described the second batch of OYES volunteers as the champion of Osun State, urged them not to deny the people their services at all times.
Aregbesola, who joined the OYES youth on a five kilometres road show expressed delight that the scheme has assumed international dimension, saying there cannot be better service than that which they are rendering to their state.
He described the scheme as the most dignifying and honourable, stressing that the resolve of his administration to discourage idleness, indolence, waste of time and energy gave birth to the Osun Youth Empowerment scheme.
Speaking on the commitment of the government to the scheme, Aregbesola said judging by the allocation that accrue to the state monthly, as the number 34th on allocation table, the administration remains committed to the scheme.
“If there is any state, which should not embark on a money gulping venture as this, it is the State of Osun. This is based on its position on Federal Allocation table as 34th on allocation,” Aregbesola said.
On the registration of the participants, the governor confirmed that the figure of those who applied for the present scheme is not as high as over 250,000 that applied for the inaugural batch.
All the same, he lamented that with over 150,000 youths that indicated interest for this batch, it is enough to conclude that the statistics of unemployment in the country is still on staggering rate.
Aregbesola said it was disheartening that Nigeria’s unemployment records show Nigeria has a big problem on her hand.
He however, challenged the participants to be thrifty by saving at least 10 percent of their income, stressing that by so doing, they will have promoted themselves, edified the society and lived a reasonable life.
The endurance trek, which took off at Ita Olokan on Ilesa-Osogbo Road, snaked through Central Mosque, Oja Oba, Palace, all on Station Road till it terminated at the newly-reconstructed Railway Station, Osogbo where the volunteers converged for the governor’s address.
It was an energetic and enthusiastic procession that responded to drumming, songs and other forms of entertainment that forced the state capital to standstill as many abandoned their shops to see the cadets in their all white exercise kits.
Culled from ThisDay
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